Friday, 29 August 2008

Modesty? Pshhhh

Today I'm going to feature an artist who is probably the best in the world....no...IS the best in the world. Yours truly.

Well, I bought an Alesis Micron synth last month after playing boring old piano for about 10 years. I fell in love with the synth, and I recommend you guys buying it for only 400 bucks. I did hours of research to make sure I got the PERFECT synth, being a beginner-intermediate.

So, to the point. I've been fooling around with the built-in sequencer, making drum beats and some melodies. So a few days ago, I was walking and had this great beat in my head. So right when I got home, I started entering the beats into my Micron. About a half hour later, I had a pretty decent sounding song.

Being a lover of electro-house, I decided to make my first track sound like it. To do this, I had some repetitive, yet simply and catchy patterns, with some blaring beats mainly consisting of a bass drum. Also, I added some noise to make the instruments and drums sound "raw." Now, I didn't add any real bass guitar, but I do have a semi-subtle pattern that can double as such. But anyway, this is my first mix EVER and I hope you all enjoy it. Feel free to download it, but just don't claim it as your own. So here it is, my song entitled "Ravage." The track was recorded 100% live, and only made louder and published as MP3 with Audacity. I'm not a pro, just a hobbyist.

Jordan Scales - Ravage [right click to download]








Where does the name come from? Ravage itself is a "harsh" word, which describes the raw-ness of the track. Also, it's a pun on "Rave" and "Savage." hehe. So have fun with the track, and spread it around the interwebs if you would like, giving me credit of course :-D. Constructive criticism is appreciated! I do this for the fun of it, nothing serious.

Don't forget to spread the word of ilictronix!
Jordan

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Epic. Haha

Anders "The Swede" Carlson said...

lol, i think i've heard this before...

Spliced Pineapple, Yahoo Micron/Ion group said...

Nice. I think this is a good base for a song - adding more sound 'washes' over the top and such would be cool, and vocals too if you could manage.

stystysty said...

hey hey! very nice blog! Thank you for keeping this, I'll be visiting it on a regular basis!

Boba said...

Not bad. Not great either, but definitely not bad. it definitely needs more instrumentation, and some addition to the percussion. Would you mind if I played around with it?

Jordan Scales said...

Go right ahead, then I can post it as a track of the day. Thanks for asking

Boba said...

alright, awesome. I'll try somethin' when I'm back from my uncle's house :D